I’m Getting LASIK Eye Surgery: I’m Excited, I Think?

I’m Getting LASIK Eye Surgery: I’m Excited, I Think?

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I just wanted to share a quick life update, and provide a warning that there might be a bit less content than usual later this week (but hopefully not?)…

I finally decided to get LASIK eye surgery

Like many people, I don’t have great vision. I’ve never worn contacts — for some reason, it just seems like a lot of effort, and having something directly on my eyes creeps me out (which is entirely irrational, given that my solution to this problem is much more drastic). 😉

Currently I wear glasses when I drive and when I actually want to see something at a distance, while I don’t wear glasses during most of my day-to-day activities, including while working on my computer.

Honestly, what makes me kind of sad about my vision is that:

  • I’ve gotten really bad at navigating airports and reading airport signage, especially in situations where I prefer to wear a mask, since I can’t seem to comfortably wear glasses and a mask without constantly adjusting them
  • I love people watching, and it’s kind of hard to people watch if you can’t see well!
  • For situations where I’m watching TV with subtitles, it’s a real struggle to read and keep up without glasses

Fortunately for many people with poor vision, there’s an easy solution — LASIK. I had known about it for years, but always put it off. I’m sometimes really bad at taking care of myself, and this is one of those situations. Several weeks ago, I decided it was time to finally look into it more. So I scheduled a consultation, and now have my “surgery” scheduled for this Thursday, December 14, 2023.

I put the word “surgery” in quotes since it seems like this is about as minor as any sort of procedure can get. I’m typically kind of a baby when it comes to anything medical (probably another reason I’ve been putting this off), but it’s finally time to rip the band-aid off.

Better vision will help me at airports

What should I expect in terms of LASIK recovery time?

I know I’m hardly the first person to get LASIK, so if any OMAAT readers have had this procedure, I’d love some data points as to how fast you’ve been able to return to work, and/or being in front of a computer screen for many hours per day.

I’m getting my LASIK procedure on Thursday afternoon, so I assume I’ll be useless that afternoon (both in terms of my vision, and in terms of being out of it due to the meds that they give you). I’ve seen references to mostly being able to return to normal life the following day, though does that match the experience most people have had, especially for those who work in front of a computer?

I know it can sometimes take many days or even weeks until the full impact of the procedure is felt in terms of night vision, light sensitivity, etc., but I’m just hoping I won’t have full-on blurry vision for too long.

Emirates’ virtual windows have come in handy with my current vision

Bottom line

After many years of not-great vision, I’m finally getting LASIK this week, which I’m excited about. I’m hoping I’m going to be able to see the world in a whole new light.

I just wanted to provide a heads up on this, as it’s happening on Thursday afternoon, so that might impact my ability to blog for a bit. But I’d also love some thoughts as to how long I should expect to not be able to stare at a computer screen for much of the day.

Any OMAAT readers have experience with LASIK?

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  1. InternationalTraveler Gold

    Hello Ben, I hope the procedure went smoothly and you can see well !

  2. W Ho Guest

    There is no greater joy than seeing your Willy in the shower after LASIK (:

  3. Howard Guest

    I had Lasik surgery in the 1990's. I have not worn glasses from day 1. I have no issues with dry eyes or anything else. I was told that at some time, as I aged, I would probably again need glasses again. This is not because of the Lasik procedure but due to aging. For me this has not been the case. I am 76 and still do not need glasses. I have an eye...

    I had Lasik surgery in the 1990's. I have not worn glasses from day 1. I have no issues with dry eyes or anything else. I was told that at some time, as I aged, I would probably again need glasses again. This is not because of the Lasik procedure but due to aging. For me this has not been the case. I am 76 and still do not need glasses. I have an eye exam every 2 years & still eye glass free. I occasionally will use cheap readers, mostly with very small print, like you find on aspirin bottles etc or in some low light situations, like very dim restaurants.

  4. Howard Guest

    I had Lasik surgery in the 1990's. I have not worn glasses from day 1. I have no issues with dry eyes or anything else. I was told that at some time, as I aged, I would probably again need glasses again. This is not because of the Lasik procedure but due to aging. For me this has not been the case. I am 76 and still do not need glasses. I have an eye...

    I had Lasik surgery in the 1990's. I have not worn glasses from day 1. I have no issues with dry eyes or anything else. I was told that at some time, as I aged, I would probably again need glasses again. This is not because of the Lasik procedure but due to aging. For me this has not been the case. I am 76 and still do not need glasses. I have an eye exam every 2 years & still eye glass free. I occasionally will use cheap readers, mostly with very small print, like you find on aspirin bottles etc or in some low light situations, like very dim restaurants.

  5. dko3tgk Guest

    Don't do LASIK. Its old tech. I did SMILE in BKK in 2013. No side effects. 1 day recovery. A lot less invasive. Doesn't grow back.
    SMILE is the next gen procedure. Just fly to your non-US medical country of choice, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Dubai. Get it done there. The actual procedure is under 10 min.
    The reason why you only have LASIK here in the US and not SMILE, is that...

    Don't do LASIK. Its old tech. I did SMILE in BKK in 2013. No side effects. 1 day recovery. A lot less invasive. Doesn't grow back.
    SMILE is the next gen procedure. Just fly to your non-US medical country of choice, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Dubai. Get it done there. The actual procedure is under 10 min.
    The reason why you only have LASIK here in the US and not SMILE, is that J&J sells LASIK machines and is slowing down FDA approval with lobbying. SMILE is made by Zeiss. Its the new standard replacing LASIK almost everywhere else in developed nations.

  6. Marshalg Member

    You may wish to delay this until when/if you develop cataracts later in life. At that point, superb artificial lenses with take care of everything without disturbing the cornea. I had this done in both eyes back in 2005 and had no change of vision until late last year. And the change was slight at best.
    Marshall

  7. AJ Guest

    How many miles is it costing?

  8. Ashley Guest

    I just got one eye done in July in South Korea. I did a lot of research and felt more comfortable doing it there as they seemed more advanced with the surgery options and did it way more often than the US. The cost was also significantly cheaper, so win-win. Originally I was intending to do both eyes, but the doctor in Korea said that my vision was good enough in one to not need...

    I just got one eye done in July in South Korea. I did a lot of research and felt more comfortable doing it there as they seemed more advanced with the surgery options and did it way more often than the US. The cost was also significantly cheaper, so win-win. Originally I was intending to do both eyes, but the doctor in Korea said that my vision was good enough in one to not need surgery on it. They performed numerous tests that, when compared to my friend who was also getting LASIK in NJ at the same time, seemed to be more thorough and provide a better picture as to the type of LASIK I should receive. This is another reason why I'm happy with my choice. Based on the tests, they could see the percent of failure or worsening vision in the future for each type of surgery method. I wanted to get LASIK since it had the fastest and most painless recovery, but the chances of my vision getting worse again were too high and ended up going with the next one down, LASEK. Surgery was painless and quick; the eye that had been operated on was a little sensitive to light at first, and I was told to wear sunglasses outside. I got a few eye drops including antibiotics and pain relievers. However, I didn't need the pain relievers at all. The hardest part was remembering to wear sunglasses to avoid sunlight as I usually don't wear them. Recovery itself was very easy and looking at screens for long periods of time were no problem. I didn't develop dry eyes afterward either.

    As a side note, my mom also received surgery at the same place but she was recommended to get a special lens put in that would correct her vision to see near, intermediate and far. Her tests showed that she would develop cataracts in the future, so the procedure she got also eliminated that issue. I think she just has to get one corrective procedure in a year, but that was included in price she paid.

    Ben, I know you're getting your surgery in two days, so it'd be hard to change anything now, but I highly recommend to anyone that ends up reading this comment to check out South Korea. Very high standard of care and technology without paying an arm and a leg as you would in the US or elsewhere.

  9. Michael Guest

    Don’t do it, why do you always see ophthalmologists and eye doctors always wearing glasses? They know better. See recent nytimes article about horrific stories

  10. Brandon J Guest

    I had LASIK done in 2005. I didn’t have any complications or side effects as I was a little nervous about the procedure and was very careful after the procedure. Most important thing is to pick the best doctor not the doctor with the best deal. Make sure to use the eye drops even if you don’t think you need them. Don’t do any of the obvious stuff like driving, watching TV, etc…. You should...

    I had LASIK done in 2005. I didn’t have any complications or side effects as I was a little nervous about the procedure and was very careful after the procedure. Most important thing is to pick the best doctor not the doctor with the best deal. Make sure to use the eye drops even if you don’t think you need them. Don’t do any of the obvious stuff like driving, watching TV, etc…. You should also not clean around the house, groom your dog, or do anything that could risk having something fly into your eyes. Try to keep the eye shields on as long as you can even sleeping with them still on.

  11. Hazel Guest

    Dont so it

    It destroyed by life due Extreme dry eyes. You get 15 years earlier cataract.

    You can get floater, double images ,halos.

    You should NOT promote These dangerous surgeries.

  12. RickF Guest

    Ben,

    With lots of comments already, I'm not sure if you will see mine. I had LASIK surgery in January 2015. The reason I picked January is that you can use FSA money for the procedure, and I then didn't have to pay taxes on $3k of my salary, and spent the rest of the year putting money into the FSA. I saved about $750 in taxes doing this.

    1. Bill n DC Diamond

      I used FSA too back in 2003! My lasik was expensive so I saved over $800.

  13. Andy 11235 Guest

    After 130 comments, I doubt you'll read this, but anyways... don't put "surgery" in quotes. LASIK is surgery. Period. If your doctor has somehow convinced you otherwise, go to another doctor. When performed by an experienced professional with your best interests at heart, it will likely go well; when performed by one of the many corporate eye lasering mills, ymmv. Follow the post-op instructions. Do not expect your clear vision to last a lifetime; your...

    After 130 comments, I doubt you'll read this, but anyways... don't put "surgery" in quotes. LASIK is surgery. Period. If your doctor has somehow convinced you otherwise, go to another doctor. When performed by an experienced professional with your best interests at heart, it will likely go well; when performed by one of the many corporate eye lasering mills, ymmv. Follow the post-op instructions. Do not expect your clear vision to last a lifetime; your eyes will age just like every other part of your body. You can look up adverse outcome statistics. Drier eyes is pretty common (I experienced this, bring eye drops for the plane), degraded nightvision can happen (no issues for me), and -- let me repeat this -- it is surgery. There is always the small risk that something very wrong will happen and you could go blind. I went into the procedure balancing the risks and benefits, and was pleased with the result. I enjoyed 10 years of correction-free perfect vision. Shockingly, even now it is legal for me to drive without glasses but I've gotten so used to perfect vision I wear glasses again

  14. Roma Guest

    Personal experience. Got LASIK in 2004 on ONE eye! Recovery quick, maybe 2-3 days, it was red. Sight got much better next day.
    Then, in 2009 that eyesight deteriotated so that I cant see anything with that eye anymore. The condition is called kerotoconus and is a complication of LASIK. Nothing on another eye. do NOT risk. There are tons of reports online about serious complication. At most, risk your ONE eye at first and wait several years.

  15. Roman Scott Guest

    Gary, I had both eyes done almost 25 years ago. GAME CHANGER! I had great results, with both eyes seeing better than 20/20. My friends (me too) were blown away by my ability to spot tiny objects several hundred yars away(golf balls I hit into the woods mostly).

    The procedure was a LOT faster than I imagined and I felt nothing but a tiny pinch. I think now there is no cutting for lasik(yes?)

    ...

    Gary, I had both eyes done almost 25 years ago. GAME CHANGER! I had great results, with both eyes seeing better than 20/20. My friends (me too) were blown away by my ability to spot tiny objects several hundred yars away(golf balls I hit into the woods mostly).

    The procedure was a LOT faster than I imagined and I felt nothing but a tiny pinch. I think now there is no cutting for lasik(yes?)

    I was told the downside would be.... I'd need reading glasses within5 years. Here we are at 25 years and it's just the past 2-3 years my close-in reading has suffered. My long vision has degraded some and I may have another round of lasik or just some glasses for driving.

    THE SHORT- For 6 months after, I would drive/walk and keep covering one eye, then the other..... constantly amazed at my new-found vision. I could seeclerly immediately and had the plastic goggles removed the next day

    If you've suffered a life of fumbling for glasses just to find your contacts, like I did.... it'll be the best move you evermake

  16. Bart Webb Guest

    I had lasik surgery about ten years ago. My personal experience was that my eyes weren’t drier. It was amazing 4. Hours after surgery I woke up and could see clearly. There are drops etc, but if you’ve worn contacts, it’s nothing new. Another note, after the surgery on both eyes, one for distance and one for near, I was using readers. I went to my optometrist and he said they will fix that, and...

    I had lasik surgery about ten years ago. My personal experience was that my eyes weren’t drier. It was amazing 4. Hours after surgery I woke up and could see clearly. There are drops etc, but if you’ve worn contacts, it’s nothing new. Another note, after the surgery on both eyes, one for distance and one for near, I was using readers. I went to my optometrist and he said they will fix that, and another quick surgery and it was done. After the first surgery my anxiety went away, but totally understand the feeling.

  17. Points Adventure Guest

    "I’m Excited, I Think?"

    Of course, that's enough spend for 2-3 SUBs!

  18. Julian Guest

    Hi from Australia Ben. This is my experience. The procedure isn't pleasant and I had a pretty bad week afterwards. Maybe I just had bad luck. It lasts around 10 years and if you don't have enough 'meat' on your cornea you can't have it done again. Eventually you're back to glasses. It's up to the individual whether it's right for them. Love your blog and hope this helps.
    Julian

  19. Theresa Guest

    I had LASIK about 5 years ago in my late 30s. I've worn contacts most of my life. I literally could not see anything without glasses or contacts (I could see my hand in front of my face but that was it). I had glasses on or contacts in all day. I put off LASIK for a long time because of the cost and I was worried about side effects (I knew someone who had...

    I had LASIK about 5 years ago in my late 30s. I've worn contacts most of my life. I literally could not see anything without glasses or contacts (I could see my hand in front of my face but that was it). I had glasses on or contacts in all day. I put off LASIK for a long time because of the cost and I was worried about side effects (I knew someone who had a not great experience). And even after my sister had it done and loved it, I still put it off.

    I had the opportunity to do LASIK with some free FSA money (long story but there are some FSA rules that can really benefit you if you leave your company early in the year). I was also planning to travel for a few months do to a company sale and knew it would be amazing if I could do that without contacts. I had a lot of water days planned and knew if I could swim and snorkel without contacts, I would love it.

    Anyway, I had my LASIK surgery appointment late one day (I think 3ish or so). They gave me a XANAX which I had never had before. The surgery was quick and totally painless. I was pretty worried that I wouldn't be able to be still but between how they set it up and the XANAX, I was fine. After the procedure, as they helped me sit up, I could literally see clearly across the room - which had never happened to me before! They put goggles on me and told me to rest my eyes. My friend took me home and I went to bed. I didn't feel out of it and my friend said I was totally normal. The next day I still had my goggles on and went to my appointment at 10 AM. They took my goggles off and cleaned my eyes and I had 20:15 vision from that point forward. I still had antibiotics and drops to take for the new week or so but my eyes were totally normal from that point forward.

    I work in front of a computer and didn't do any computer work the next day but the following day I was 100%. I tried to rest my eyes ocassionally but had no issues. I left for my trip about a week later. The only issue I had was dry eyes due to the flight. Probably for the first 6 months afterI had LASIK, I would put in eye drops about once an hour on a flight. I didn't need them at any other time except during flights. I don't really need them anymore but do still travel with them in case I do.

    For me LASIK was lifechanging as I had horrible vision without it. I always worried that there would be a natural disaster and I wouldn't be able to get to my glasses or my contacts would be knocked out. I've had no pain, no dry eyes and no vision issues since then. Sorry this was so long but for me it was really an amazing experience.

  20. Leigh Guest

    The comments are very informative. Thanks all!

    Considering my own next steps.

    Daytime is fine. Nighttime is awful. I always try to be home after sunset.

    Fine with my laptop at all hours

  21. dwondermeant Guest

    In a nut shell I did Lasik in Toronto Canada in 1998 where it was more common than the US
    I had always had dry sensitive eyes and found contacts hard to wear even the easiest soft contact lenses . I think Lasik made my dry eyes better
    Obviously that can vary patient to patient
    Unfortunately if you live to a ripe old age it makes Cataract surgery more difficult I am...

    In a nut shell I did Lasik in Toronto Canada in 1998 where it was more common than the US
    I had always had dry sensitive eyes and found contacts hard to wear even the easiest soft contact lenses . I think Lasik made my dry eyes better
    Obviously that can vary patient to patient
    Unfortunately if you live to a ripe old age it makes Cataract surgery more difficult I am told which most older folks end up needing.My surgeon at the time was considered one of the best in the world who taught the procedure globally
    You absolutely want a top notch leading surgeon as one of the side affects is blindness.Do not buy on price like its an airline ticket!!! :)
    I had painful complications after surgery with cornea flap healing but it only lasted a week and its been a game changer for the good.However I do worry about the future........
    Best Wishes and here is to a great procedure and Happy Holiday Season

  22. Marco Guest

    Lucky would love to see how you look with glasses . Just before they are gone forever

  23. Miami305 Member

    @Lucky - did it 25 years ago. ditched the glasses and only now am I starting to need them.
    It was one of the best decisions.
    First day - no computer screens, sleep with protection over the eyes. After that, pretty normal but had to be careful. Wear sunglasses outside.

  24. Greg Tomlinson Guest

    Good luck with it. Big decision is whether to get mono-vision like my wife did where she had one eye optimized for distance and one for close. It was great for a few years but then she went back to needing contacts and eventually reading glasses but not as strong as she otherwise would have needed. I think it's best to have natural distance vision and use readers, if necessary, for close-in work or reading....

    Good luck with it. Big decision is whether to get mono-vision like my wife did where she had one eye optimized for distance and one for close. It was great for a few years but then she went back to needing contacts and eventually reading glasses but not as strong as she otherwise would have needed. I think it's best to have natural distance vision and use readers, if necessary, for close-in work or reading. Maui Jim and Persol make stylish reader sunglasses. Good luck with the recovery. That should be very quick.

  25. PM1 Guest

    Lasik 20 years ago was an amazing decision for me! A few caveats: 1. I got reading glasses earlier than usual. 2. I wear bifocals now. My distance vision is close to perfect but by OD recommended wearing glasses for driving.

  26. Joe Jones Guest

    I got LASIK about a year and a half ago. Basically, it's painless, your vision is immediately clear but gets washed out in light for a couple of hours afterward (as if you are watching a cheesy heaven scene in a movie), your eyes itch for a day or so, and you have to use eye drops regularly to stay lubricated for a month or two afterward. After that, smooth sailing. Enjoy!

  27. Stuart F Guest

    While I'm happy you made the decision to have Lasik surgery, just be aware that it may have an eventual impact on any future surgery you may need to correct cataracts. I'd also be very, very pruent about your choice of doctors, with - without question - the best ophthalmologists in the Miami area being those at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami. https://umiamihealth.org/en/bascom-palmer-eye-institute

  28. CathyC Guest

    Hello, I had my lasik procedure done 8 years ago and it was a big success with no issues with dry eyes or light sensitivity or seeing spots. I scheduled the latest appointment available of the day, went home, took the sleeping pill they provided and knocked out for a good 16 hours. I woke up the next day and was shocked that I was able to see clearly for the first time since my...

    Hello, I had my lasik procedure done 8 years ago and it was a big success with no issues with dry eyes or light sensitivity or seeing spots. I scheduled the latest appointment available of the day, went home, took the sleeping pill they provided and knocked out for a good 16 hours. I woke up the next day and was shocked that I was able to see clearly for the first time since my teens! Your eyes will burn painfully after the procedure when the numbing drops they put in wear out which is why it’s important to sleep right away and for as long as possible to allow your eyes to heal. Best wishes for a successful procedure and looking forward to your speedy recovery!

  29. JetSetFly Guest

    Do SMIlLE because it’s less invasive and faster recovery time. I had it done earlier this year. Because I need bifocal for reading, I had one eye corrected and the other slightly less corrected so I can see near (ie reading and phone) and far (driving and enjoy views in general). Surgery was very fast and everything went well. You have to do various eye drops the first couple weeks and then you are fine....

    Do SMIlLE because it’s less invasive and faster recovery time. I had it done earlier this year. Because I need bifocal for reading, I had one eye corrected and the other slightly less corrected so I can see near (ie reading and phone) and far (driving and enjoy views in general). Surgery was very fast and everything went well. You have to do various eye drops the first couple weeks and then you are fine. Your eyes may feel dry the first month. At least that was my experience. Now I don’t feel any need to do eye drops at all. My brain had adjusted to look far with one eye and look near using the other. The adjustment was done within a day or two. Brain is a powerful thing. No bad effects driving at night. Glad I ditched my contacts and glasses. My whole family had theirs done few years ago with LASIK procedure and sounds like their recovery was longer and have more side effects like halo at night (only one had that).

  30. Mike Guest

    I had LASIK in 2002 (can't believe it's been over 20 years). I was driving back to the clinic without glasses the next day. The whole thing was quick and super easy - and not really painful.
    I recently had my eyes checked again - still perfect vision.
    Absolutely the best investment I ever made. Never regretted it.
    The only thing to check, recheck and check again is that you are doing it at a reputable place and it is done by teh doctor that you can trust.

  31. Matthew Guest

    Hi Lucky, wishing you all the best in your lasik journey, are u taking the Epi Lasik (where no flap is created) or the normal lasik (where there’s a flap) ?

    So can we expect at least 100% more posts and reviews after your lasik since your vision has returned back to normal? :p

  32. Claire Guest

    I had severe dry eye (so dry they did the eye test twice because nothing registered the first time). LASIK solved it for me. Never had an issue since and it’s been 10 years.
    I had the worse experience and will still tell you to do it. The machine stopped during my procedure. Both of my flaps moved the next morning and I had to put contacts in to keep them secured and kept...

    I had severe dry eye (so dry they did the eye test twice because nothing registered the first time). LASIK solved it for me. Never had an issue since and it’s been 10 years.
    I had the worse experience and will still tell you to do it. The machine stopped during my procedure. Both of my flaps moved the next morning and I had to put contacts in to keep them secured and kept my eyes closed for four days. If I opened them I thought someone was putting a knife in them. But it all worked out and it’s great. Good luck!

  33. klsd Guest

    btw - I hope you have discussed monovision as an option. One eye corrected for distance, the other for close up. No glasses needed!
    Even my cataract surgery was done in similar fashion - no glasses!
    I wore contacts from about age 6 until 50. I had to go through wearing glasses for about 6 weeks prior to the LASIK - it about killed me, so frustrating after decades without glasses.

  34. klsd Guest

    Be sure you have been evaluated for dry eyes first. If they are dry now, they will be worse after. - A good surgeon is a must
    I had LASIK in about 2021. Followed instructions to a T. Lay down - don't lift, put the drops in, wear the wrap around goggles, and so on. Had a touch up in 1 eye a few later.
    Cataract surgeries done like in 2010 + 2011 (fast growing, not age related).
    Follow the instructions religiously and you should do fine.

  35. Betty Guest

    Gee! It was 30 or 40 years ago I had it done (in my 70's now) and I never regretted it but can't remember the recovery anymore. No longer did my glasses fog up when I came inside! I could snorkel without special goggles. I could watch the stars at night without worrying about losing glasses or lenses! I do have dry eyes, but putting drops in my eyes in the morning is much less of a hassle than contacts or glasses! Enjoy!!

  36. CP@YOW Guest

    Am I the only one that for some reason on seeing the headline, assumed there must have been a miles/points promotion (or maybe an AmEx Offer) for this!

    I wear glasses 100% of the time (when not sleeping or showering). The idea of sticking contacts in my eyes freaks me out, as does the surgery. But wearing glasses doesn't bother me at all. Maybe you notice it more because you are trying to function without them partially.

    1. Alan Guest

      Yep, I wear glasses all the time too and don't have any issue with them - quite like the extra protection for my eyes too!

  37. Bob Guest

    I hated my lasiks. I had it done in my mid 30s. By my mid 40s I was already far sighed to where I needed reading glasses. In my early 50s now and glasses is required for anything within arms length. But I knew lasiks would speed up my far sightedness. Just thought it wouldn't happen until my 50s. I also had a lot of issues after my initial procedure. After my surgery I had...

    I hated my lasiks. I had it done in my mid 30s. By my mid 40s I was already far sighed to where I needed reading glasses. In my early 50s now and glasses is required for anything within arms length. But I knew lasiks would speed up my far sightedness. Just thought it wouldn't happen until my 50s. I also had a lot of issues after my initial procedure. After my surgery I had 20/15 vision but 3 days later it was 30/25 and every day it changed to the point I needed near sighted glasses again. This went on for 3 months until the changes stopped and they were able to do a 2nd procedure. As a photographer I am very aware of lighting differences and after my lasiks I can tell everything with florescent or incandescent lighting looked like someone turned down the dimmer by a little bit. If I had to do it again I would definitely skip the lasiks.

  38. Mike M Guest

    I had it done back in 2000 and I went back the next morning to the doctor for a post op checkup and have not looked back since then.

  39. BradStPete Diamond

    My education, prior to a career with the amazing (and financially troubled) Pan Am was Nursing. After Corporate Travel Management I returned to Nursing as a Surgical Nurse.
    Lucky, you are, in fact, having a surgical procedure which will require some recovery time.
    Lasik has been " a thing" for many years. You are young and probably quite healthy. An excellent candidate.
    I only wish I had done this years ago !
    A wise decision ! Best Wishes !

  40. Bob Eldridge Guest

    You didn’t say how much you are paying for this surgery. Now days it’s relatively inexpensive.
    I do the one eye with a contact and the other eye without. My right eye with contact is for distance . My left eye without contact is for reading. I prefer to sit on the right aisle so I can extend my NYT in the aisle. Your brain figures it out and you have “ normal “ vision.
    Perfect

    1. simmonad Guest

      Here's a bit of context. In the Canary Islands, for both eyes, the price of the op is €5,000. In Czechia, a friend had his done for €3,000.

  41. Matt Guest

    What card are you using for the purchase?

    1. klsd Guest

      hopefully an insurance card!

  42. Tja Guest

    Just remember that when they correct your distance vision, it will impact your close up vision. I decided against it because if I did it, then I would need reading glasses instead. You trade one thing for the other. Some people have gotten it corrected in one eye only - but i tried to simulate that with a contact in one eye only and didn't like it.

  43. Gary Guest

    PRK (like Lasik but without cutting): I got it over 30 years ago. No problem and I am very happy that I did it. Yes, there are side-effects. In fact, I think that everybody who gets eye surgery has some sort of side-effect. The issue is will the side-effect really bother you. For example, starbursts on headlights at night. You get these with contact lenses and very often with eye surgery. I have starbursts but...

    PRK (like Lasik but without cutting): I got it over 30 years ago. No problem and I am very happy that I did it. Yes, there are side-effects. In fact, I think that everybody who gets eye surgery has some sort of side-effect. The issue is will the side-effect really bother you. For example, starbursts on headlights at night. You get these with contact lenses and very often with eye surgery. I have starbursts but don't bother me. For some people, however, this side-effect drives them crazy.

  44. Daniel Feller Guest

    I’m an eye surgeon who performed many LASIK procedures. Depending on how old you are, you may lose the ability to read books or your computer without reading glasses. If you are in your early thirties, you’ll be okay but if you are at or near forty, you’re going to be in for an unhappy surprise. Based on the way you describe the amount you wear glasses, I would think long and hard before proceeding....

    I’m an eye surgeon who performed many LASIK procedures. Depending on how old you are, you may lose the ability to read books or your computer without reading glasses. If you are in your early thirties, you’ll be okay but if you are at or near forty, you’re going to be in for an unhappy surprise. Based on the way you describe the amount you wear glasses, I would think long and hard before proceeding. Also make sure you are in the hands of an experienced refractive surgeon and not some bargain basement trigger jockey

  45. Ali Guest

    Had mine done in 1998 and so I had perfect vision for about 24 years! I had a hard time wearing contacts earlier due to dryness so decided on lasik and it was the best money I ever spent! No down time at all. Now at 69 I’ve had to have cataract surgery and there were no issues due to the previous surgery but now my eyes are very dry and I don’t see as clearly like I did for those 24 years. You’ll love it!

  46. rpearson Diamond

    Congratulations on the decision to make this change. I think you will love it.
    Both myself and my wife got Lasik and my experience has been amazing. I had this procedure about 15 years ago (we are in our late 70s). It went very smoothly - and I can't imagine life without it now.
    When I had this done (about 2008) - there was an option to get continuous focus lens or fixed...

    Congratulations on the decision to make this change. I think you will love it.
    Both myself and my wife got Lasik and my experience has been amazing. I had this procedure about 15 years ago (we are in our late 70s). It went very smoothly - and I can't imagine life without it now.
    When I had this done (about 2008) - there was an option to get continuous focus lens or fixed focus. The doctor suggested fixed focus for me as he said there were less problems with the fixed focus lens. As a result - I use reading classes to read :-) but my vision beyond arms length is perfect. My wife (now 77) had worn 1 contact for distance and 1 contact for close for volleyball and skiing (she is still an avid volleyballer and skier (50-60 days per year) - and requested this in the new lasik lens - and they did that. At this point - she kind of wishes she had just made both eyes continuous focus.
    By way of note - when looking inside my wife's eyes prior to surgery - they found a retina that had become partially detached. So they they stitched it back into the back of eye with a laser. Just considering Lasik saved a more serious retina detachment problem for her.
    As a data point - after my surgery I had to put some kind of drops in my eyes for about a month after surgery.
    It is not without risk - but certainly seems worth the risk for most of us!

  47. iamhere Guest

    I agree with the comment about the drawbacks and side effects. I hope that you considered this carefully. Like many medical procedures I think a lot of clinics do not talk much about such risks.

  48. Kristian Guest

    The most important thing for you to do is to have a good recovery. This will impact the results of your surgery for the rest of your life. I'm in my 40s now and had the procedure done in my 20s. Afterwards, I pretty much lied down on the couch for a full week with my eyes closed. I "listened" to TV, without using my eyes, enjoyed music, talked with my family, etc. The longer you can not use your eyes, the greater your recovery will be!

  49. dee Guest

    Many of my friends have had it done.. Some still needed glasses later on and one had sight issues for months and the steroid eye drops caused her to get early cataracts. and need surgery! Also later on when you do get cataracts surgery will be more difficult..just FYI....

  50. AP in Irvine Guest

    Had LASIK in 2002 and had 20/20 vision until just recently (probably just getting older). For me, it was great. I had dry eyes with contacts, so never noticed dry eyes with LASIK. My vision was markedly improved just after surgery and got better over a couple of weeks as things healed. You just have to be religious about protecting your eyes as they heal.

    I had an uncle that had suboptimal results, so...

    Had LASIK in 2002 and had 20/20 vision until just recently (probably just getting older). For me, it was great. I had dry eyes with contacts, so never noticed dry eyes with LASIK. My vision was markedly improved just after surgery and got better over a couple of weeks as things healed. You just have to be religious about protecting your eyes as they heal.

    I had an uncle that had suboptimal results, so there is some risk to it, like any procedure, but for me, for 20 years I had great vision and complete convenience. Only recently needed to add weak glasses for night driving.

    Good luck!!

  51. Jose Fernandez Guest

    I had it done 20+ years ago and had a very good outcome, but in retrospect I would pass on doing it again. Too many things to go wrong that are irreversible or worse than any condition you have. PLUS... you're trading distance glasses for reading glasses. Forget the shiny object. Stay with what you have. It's safer!

  52. DOUGLAS HARDY Guest

    As a surgeon. Do not get it. Did you notice all the LASIK surgeons still wear glasses ? I have seen complications that last for a lifetime which are far more detrimental than the inconvenience of wearing glasses.

  53. Jeff Guest

    As an ophthalmologist, I strongly suggest you consider PRK instead of LASIK. LASIK has a nice, quick, easy recovery, but it comes with a higher risk of long term side effects including chronic dry eyes and the risk of the corneal flap becoming dislodged, even years after the fact. PRK is pretty unpleasant the first 1-2 weeks, but in the long run is much safer. I steer almost all of my patients towards PRK instead of LASIK.

  54. fumbles14 New Member

    LASIK is quick and recovery is also quick. LASEK/PRK is more painful and has a longer recovery time, I was in excruciating agony for 2-3 days.

    Dry eyes and residual nighttime blurriness are most common side effects. Procedure should take only a few minutes, and they can give you light anxiolytics to help if you need.

  55. Kevin Guest

    Got LASIK in the morning, walked home with sunglasses on, lied down in a dark room that afternoon, was back to work the next day with 20/20 vision. My eyes were drier than normal the first few months and I definitely needed eyedrops. Whole "surgery" took 30 seconds.

    Been 4 years now, and everything still all good!

  56. Frank C Guest

    In case the helps, 24 hours after lasik surgery I could see, but reading text on screen or on a book was tough, felt is strained my eyes quite a bit. By 48 hours that went away and I had no issues working on a Computer screen for 8-10 hours a day by that second day after surgery. I did have starbursts driving at night for 6 months which gradually went away. This was, hands-down,...

    In case the helps, 24 hours after lasik surgery I could see, but reading text on screen or on a book was tough, felt is strained my eyes quite a bit. By 48 hours that went away and I had no issues working on a Computer screen for 8-10 hours a day by that second day after surgery. I did have starbursts driving at night for 6 months which gradually went away. This was, hands-down, an incredible experience. The surgeon took longer to explain what would happen than the actual procedure. It’s impressive.

  57. Susan Guest

    I'm a pharmacist myself and also had the surgery done in 2016, and a correction the subsequent year. I did get severe dry eyes and had to use prescription eye drops for 6 months. But eventually my dry eyes improved. I don't regret getting it though. My eye doctor did recommend me getting a pair of "work glasses" for blue light protection.

  58. Exfauk Guest

    Why are you bothering with that, I have just had implant multi focal lens replacement, the very next day no more glasses after years of wearing them. I know the problem driving great until you look at the navigation system. I know it's expensive but no more glasses never have to have cataract surgery, the new lenses have blue light filters and anti uv filters too, no dry eyes just a month of eye drops...

    Why are you bothering with that, I have just had implant multi focal lens replacement, the very next day no more glasses after years of wearing them. I know the problem driving great until you look at the navigation system. I know it's expensive but no more glasses never have to have cataract surgery, the new lenses have blue light filters and anti uv filters too, no dry eyes just a month of eye drops post surgery. Look into it before you have the laser treatment, it's a dream.

  59. DC Guest

    I've worn contacts/ glasses forever (since early teenagerhood). Thought about getting it done as an adult, once I had the disposable income.

    Then I realized all the ophthalmologists I know wear glasses and won't do the surgery.....
    Plus I'm a wimp on procedures.

    Do I still wear contacts. Wife did it, though and was very happy with her results

  60. Vickie Guest

    I had it in 2018 on a Friday afternoon. Napped all day, slept that night and woke up the next morning able to drive and do everything I needed. Was back at work looking at a screen all day Monday. Best money I’ve ever spent! You will need to avoid swimming and sleep with googles for a bit but it wasn’t that inconvenient.

    1. John Guest

      My experience precisely. Nothing to it.

  61. David Guest

    I had it in 2002, and was the best money I ever spent. My ophthalmologist gave me dual vision - one eye good for distance and one eye good for close up. I'm 62 now and still don't have to wear eye glasses for reading

  62. Mick Guest

    Had lasik about ten years ago. Was able to work the next day (I wish I hadn’t had to but all in all it was fine).

    It’s a great procedure and I love never having to worry about contacts or glasses. I have perfect vision now. Much better for driving (and airports). Swimming is so much better now without having to worry about losing a contact (or alternatively not being able to see properly ha).

    Good luck. It’s worth it.

  63. Romy Guest

    I had it done 2 years ago is amazing !! So awesome to be able to swim and live without contacts. Have a little dry eye syndrome since the lasik which seems very common post lasik but still worth it in my opinion

  64. Michael Guest

    One thing to note is that the likelihood is fairly high that you will be trading in your glasses for distance vision for glasses to see up close so in the end, you will really not win too much. If you are just doing it for vanity, I would seriously think about it.

    On a personal note, I am 51 and wear glasses, but take them off to read and eat because I can see at close range perfectly.

  65. ORD_Is_My_Second_Home Member

    Had it done thirty years ago after wearing Coke-bottle glasses since I was 10. Needed a little laser-operated tweak as I aged, but other than that, I've been perfectly satisfied. Do it. You will forever kick yourself if you don't.

  66. andesbrian Guest

    I had never heard of SMILE laser eye surgery before reading these comments. However, after reading up on it, I wish it had been available when I underwent LASIK surgery 25 years ago. Although I still don't need glasses all these years later and am glad I proceeded with the surgery when it was relatively new, the dry eye effect never completely disappeared. I've never needed eye drops, and it's a minor issue, but I...

    I had never heard of SMILE laser eye surgery before reading these comments. However, after reading up on it, I wish it had been available when I underwent LASIK surgery 25 years ago. Although I still don't need glasses all these years later and am glad I proceeded with the surgery when it was relatively new, the dry eye effect never completely disappeared. I've never needed eye drops, and it's a minor issue, but I can still discern a difference, particularly after waking up. It seems that SMILE largely avoids this issue. If I were in your position, I would reconsider and opt for this newer technology.

  67. InternationalTraveler Gold

    I am not sure if reading the comments make anyone less or more comfortable with Lasik.

    I do wear contacts for the last 15 years and initially did not like to put something in my eye either. A great eye doctor can make a difference in finding the right contacts that fit. After a very short time I got very comfortable inserting / removing contacts and wearing them.

  68. Clem Diamond

    You should do SMILE, instead of Lasik. This is a newer, less invasive procedure (only a micro incision is done). And there's no need to wear protective glasses afterwards, and recovery is much faster. I did it last December, and I was able to function the day after. The only issue was for the first few days, I had to take a lot of breaks working on a computer as it was very tiring for...

    You should do SMILE, instead of Lasik. This is a newer, less invasive procedure (only a micro incision is done). And there's no need to wear protective glasses afterwards, and recovery is much faster. I did it last December, and I was able to function the day after. The only issue was for the first few days, I had to take a lot of breaks working on a computer as it was very tiring for the eyes but that will happen with any procedure, and SMILE is still much quicker to recovery. I'm SO GLAD I did it!
    Also weird pro tip - consider not doing it in the US. For my procedure, I was quoted $6500, and most laser places are very sleazy, think timeshare / mattress store vibes. I did it in France instead, with an actual doctor who is not solely in it for the money, and it was half the price (around $3000).

    1. Clem Diamond

      Also I completely read your post way too quick and did not fully compute you were already scheduled for Lasik. If you can switch to Smile you should, but if not, you'll be totally fine, and everyone I know who did it were thrilled!

  69. ConcordeBoy Diamond

    I got mine in 2021, after 6mo of researching surgeons/results/side effects, etc.

    I'll join the chorus in saying that it was the one of the best decisions I've ever made, and my only regret is that I didn't do it SOONER!

  70. RCB Guest

    I am 42 and had LASIK done a year ago, after being TERRIFIED of it for my entire adult life. My contacts were bothering me so much the year leading up to LASIK that I finally decided that LASIK couldn't be worse, so I looked into it, got a great deal, and pulled the trigger before I could chicken out. I am SO thankful that I did! My eyes were definitely very dry for several...

    I am 42 and had LASIK done a year ago, after being TERRIFIED of it for my entire adult life. My contacts were bothering me so much the year leading up to LASIK that I finally decided that LASIK couldn't be worse, so I looked into it, got a great deal, and pulled the trigger before I could chicken out. I am SO thankful that I did! My eyes were definitely very dry for several months but it went away and now they are just normal amount of dry. My night vision is definitely worse, so driving in the rain is a real treat, but you're an early sleeper so that will rarely be an issue for you. My up close vision is a little diminished so reading my Apple Watch or signing a credit card receipt is difficult and has to be held further away, but I honestly have no regrets. I traveled an insane amount this year and not having to worry about contracts, backup contacts, taking up precious liquids space with contact solution, having to take my contacts out mid-flight on international longhauls, etc. has been lifechanging, which is where you'll really see a difference. I am very mad at myself for not doing this decades earlier, but better late than never?

    I had my procedure on a Friday afternoon, was in HORRIBLE pain that night, to the point where I called the doctor bawling because I was convinced something had gone terribly wrong, but by Saturday morning I was fine and out driving and my vision was crystal clear, I couldn't believe how quickly my vision returned to normal.

  71. AZTravelGuy Guest

    Did it 14 years ago, and with my results I wished I'd done it years before then.

    I wore glasses from age 3. My vision was horrible. Heavy nearsightedness, heavy astigmatism. All went away.

    My eyes burned/watered the entire car ride home, couldn't open them at all really. Went right to bed with the eye shield I was given. Woke up around 3am, excitedly looked out the window and could read the street sign...

    Did it 14 years ago, and with my results I wished I'd done it years before then.

    I wore glasses from age 3. My vision was horrible. Heavy nearsightedness, heavy astigmatism. All went away.

    My eyes burned/watered the entire car ride home, couldn't open them at all really. Went right to bed with the eye shield I was given. Woke up around 3am, excitedly looked out the window and could read the street sign across the road perfectly.

    Daytime vision settled down within a day, and I had nighttime starbursts and halos to varying degrees - none debilitating or drive-preventing - for about a year or two, if I recall. That went away completely. I have one eye ever so slightly better than the other, and it's my non-dominant eye so that took my brain a little time.

    I'm now at the age where many begin to need readers due to presbyopia. I do find I prefer holding my phone or tablet slightly further away, but so far have no problems with my monitors in daily life (IT / cybersec person is my day job). Hopefully that won't become too much of a problem, but I can deal with reading glasses when the time comes.

    Yes, there are negative results. From all I ever read, it's in the low the mid single digits and usually the dry eye issue. No procedure is 100%, and LASIK isn't, but a 90+% satisfaction rate is about as good as it's going to get.

    1. AZTravelGuy Guest

      FYI, I used Schwartz Laser Eye Center in Scottsdale.

    2. AZTravelGuy Guest

      Extra clarification: I did it on a Friday afternoon. No drugs were required to be administered, I was offered a Valium pill to calm any anxiety and I declined. Never took any Ibuprofen as suggested for pain either. It really wasn't bad.

      I went back the following morning for post-op checkup, and they cleared me "return to work." I bought my first pair of cheap off-the-rack sunglasses that day at a Target, and had no...

      Extra clarification: I did it on a Friday afternoon. No drugs were required to be administered, I was offered a Valium pill to calm any anxiety and I declined. Never took any Ibuprofen as suggested for pain either. It really wasn't bad.

      I went back the following morning for post-op checkup, and they cleared me "return to work." I bought my first pair of cheap off-the-rack sunglasses that day at a Target, and had no problem working at my home office come Monday morning.

  72. canuck_in_ca Guest

    I had Lasik in 2004 and my vision is still 20/15. I had one dry eye for a couple of weeks but the other took over a year to get better. I had to use eye drops before flights. Small price to pay to ditch the glasses.

  73. David M Guest

    For cataracts my ophthalmologist recommended an ultrasound procedure for removal. You may want to consider that instead of LASIK.

  74. Brad C Guest

    It sounds like you have mild myopia if you can get by without glasses some of the time. I've had friends with mild myopia get LASIK and they rave about about how lifechanging it is. No regrets or complications.

  75. djibouti Guest

    @Ben (and anyone else doing this procedure): be prepared to go STRAIGHT TO A DARK ROOM for a few hours after the procedure. I had maybe 30 minutes before light made my eyes hurt like hell. Only a dark room helped. It lasted several hours.

  76. Allen Guest

    Please consider the risks very seriously. I got LASIK in 2021 and it destroyed my night vision and caused me persistent eye dryness and pain.

    The risks are downplayed by the clinics, they are much higher than they seem and the damage can't be undone.

    1. djibouti Guest

      I second this, and I had mine done by Scott Hyver who does it for the 49ers. I had to go back 2 weeks later for another procedure because they overcorrected which was causing headaches when using a computer. It took 2 years for my dryness and associated headache to disappear, but eventually it did. So, I hope it goes away for you, too, @Allen.

      At this point I'm glad I got it, but if...

      I second this, and I had mine done by Scott Hyver who does it for the 49ers. I had to go back 2 weeks later for another procedure because they overcorrected which was causing headaches when using a computer. It took 2 years for my dryness and associated headache to disappear, but eventually it did. So, I hope it goes away for you, too, @Allen.

      At this point I'm glad I got it, but if you'd asked me in the 2 years following, I'd have said (and to many people, did say) no.

    2. Randy Clinton Guest

      I 100% agree with Allen. This is not a good idea. Please consider all the risks. You don't seem to have terrible vision. There are lots of bad outcomes associated with this. I too had it and it was a regrettable decision.

  77. Ryan Guest

    I didn't qualify for LASIK but got PRK surgery instead, about 5 years ago. It was one of the best decisions of my life! I'm also very squeamish (couldn't even put contacts in my eyes), so that I was able to sit through the surgery means you'll be fine -- I just imagined I was at a Pink Floyd concert and all the lights were part of a show. You're going to love it!

  78. Dempseyzdad Diamond

    I had LASIK in 2017. It corrected my vision in that I no longer needed glasses for driving and everyday stuff, for which I had been wearing glasses or contacts since I was 10. It did nothing for closeup and reading, for which I still need readers and have gotten to the point I have progressive lenses, so...back to wearing glasses most of the time. I wouldn't do it again if I could go back.

  79. Bill n DC Diamond

    Best wishes. I had my lasik the first year the federal employees had flexible spending accounts which save hundreds of dollars since I had the guy who did Tiger Woods. Flap had a problem but fixed the next week
    After your procedure you’ll want to nap. Helps cure and puts you under to avoid the unpleasantness from the procedure
    I was pretty much ready to do afterwards
    One note for future reference....

    Best wishes. I had my lasik the first year the federal employees had flexible spending accounts which save hundreds of dollars since I had the guy who did Tiger Woods. Flap had a problem but fixed the next week
    After your procedure you’ll want to nap. Helps cure and puts you under to avoid the unpleasantness from the procedure
    I was pretty much ready to do afterwards
    One note for future reference. When aging causes you to need reading glasses I recommend getting progressive lenses with the top part clear since your distance vision has bee Corrected. I have found it’s very good for computer work

    1. Bill n DC Guest

      After reading the 100+ comments. I reiterate the progressive lens when you need reading glasses especially for computer work. I also have reading glasses strewn around the house

      I ad vise against mono vision if you like looking at the view in the distance. I tried contacts but was running in the Iowa countryside and have the view would be blurry

      Again best wishes. It’s my favorite sense

  80. AJ Guest

    Go for it. I could see perfectly as soon as they put the lid back over my eye. No issues with dryness and still 20/20 15 years later.

  81. Rob M Guest

    Had both eyes done almost 25 years ago now, no regrets, was tired of contacts and glasses. The day of you will want to go home and nap, you have to wear the eye guards when sleeping for several days, but I was fully functional and back at work next day. Have never had an issue with dry eyes or had to use drops of any kind. Had ‘starry’ vision when night driving for about...

    Had both eyes done almost 25 years ago now, no regrets, was tired of contacts and glasses. The day of you will want to go home and nap, you have to wear the eye guards when sleeping for several days, but I was fully functional and back at work next day. Have never had an issue with dry eyes or had to use drops of any kind. Had ‘starry’ vision when night driving for about 6 months after the surgery but it resolved on its own. Have had 20/15 vision until recently, but am now over 50 so that’s normal.

  82. Rob Guest

    I had LASIK in 1995 and have never looked back. I still have 20/20 vision. In terms of side effects, I did find that I was very tired for about a day after the operation though did undertake an 8 hour flight only 2 days later. Did not appear to have any ill effects! Best of luck.

  83. Francisco Guest

    as said by the vast majority over the comments, it was the best money i’ve ever spent. seven years now, after 20 wearing glasses, and it still makes me smile. go ahead and good luck

  84. Name Guest

    Instead of LASIK or other surgeries which cut/removal of the cornea, look into options and their benefits. ICL and its similar variants are reversible (nothing is removed) and is a good fit for dry eyes and cases where the traditional laser treatments are not. Cost shouldn't be a factor here anyway, neither the age. Healing downtime of few days is negligible, too, in the end of things. Pick the best two-three surgeons and get multiple...

    Instead of LASIK or other surgeries which cut/removal of the cornea, look into options and their benefits. ICL and its similar variants are reversible (nothing is removed) and is a good fit for dry eyes and cases where the traditional laser treatments are not. Cost shouldn't be a factor here anyway, neither the age. Healing downtime of few days is negligible, too, in the end of things. Pick the best two-three surgeons and get multiple opinions, ideally a place which does two types of surgeries. And go with a surgeon you are most comfortable with, its a weird feeling having someone operate on your eyes while you are consious. Good luck. I had ICL variant and would do it again - will have to anyway once I hit 50-55.

  85. Al Guest

    I have not had Lasik but as a pharmacist, I've encountered lots of people who have had Lasik and regretted it due to the dry eyes that never went away. They were just miserable and constantly putting in eye drops and for them it's torture day in and day out. For sure the success rate is high but if you're one of the few unlucky ones.....

    1. Max Guest

      That's why in 2023 you do ReLEx SMILE instead of LASIK. Much less invasive.

    2. Jay Guest

      SMILE is the answer. Statistically significantly less dry eyes, since the incision is 80% smaller than that of LASIK.

  86. Andrea Guest

    I had LASIK in 2000 when I was 35. They made the left eye stronger than the right (mono vision) since I was nearing my 40’s (when presbyopia sets in). I’ve never needed readers.

    My eyes were great for about 10 years but I started wearing glasses again for driving. I couldn’t have another surgery because my corneas are too thin. I did have dry eyes for a couple of months after the surgery...

    I had LASIK in 2000 when I was 35. They made the left eye stronger than the right (mono vision) since I was nearing my 40’s (when presbyopia sets in). I’ve never needed readers.

    My eyes were great for about 10 years but I started wearing glasses again for driving. I couldn’t have another surgery because my corneas are too thin. I did have dry eyes for a couple of months after the surgery but used Restasis and they’ve been fine ever since.

    It’s the most amazing thing the morning after surgery to see the digital clock clearly!!

  87. betterbub Diamond

    I had it a couple years ago but it was LASEK not LASIK. LASEK I am told has a longer recovery time and I took about 4 days to get my vision back. Those 4 days were painful as it felt my cornea had been scratched.

    As a younger person I don't have any issues with seeing things close up and seeing things far away is basically a superpower to me. Yes my eyes are...

    I had it a couple years ago but it was LASEK not LASIK. LASEK I am told has a longer recovery time and I took about 4 days to get my vision back. Those 4 days were painful as it felt my cornea had been scratched.

    As a younger person I don't have any issues with seeing things close up and seeing things far away is basically a superpower to me. Yes my eyes are dry at times but you get used to it by yawning on command. Driving at night can be a pain when it rains or when I'm on a darker road with the only bright lights being the oncoming traffic. It definitely is worth the 99% of the time when it isn't a pain and the world becomes non-blurry.

  88. DuaneU2 Gold

    I had it done at the age of 50 in 2018. No issues with the surgery at all, I was perfectly fine the next day. I was nearsighted and had worn contacts for more than 20 years. Today, my distance vision is still fantastic, but close up, I can't see anything without reading glasses. I would still do it again. The frequent eye infections are a thing of the past. I haven't had a single one since I quit wearing contacts.

  89. Donna Diamond

    YMMV. I looked into it 20 years ago, had two consults, asked my older friends who had the procedure, did some research and passed. I wear dailies (disposables) contacts today. The dry eye, halo effect and the fact that the results could reverse over time and then another surgery would be needed are the reasons. I have several friends (who had lasik) who must wear glasses today because their vision has declined and contacts are...

    YMMV. I looked into it 20 years ago, had two consults, asked my older friends who had the procedure, did some research and passed. I wear dailies (disposables) contacts today. The dry eye, halo effect and the fact that the results could reverse over time and then another surgery would be needed are the reasons. I have several friends (who had lasik) who must wear glasses today because their vision has declined and contacts are no longer an option nor further surgeries. The best advice I ever got was to try contacts. I never looked back, happy with the decision.

    1. Mark Guest

      130+comments, hah!

      Had mine done in 2005 and the difference was incredible. I'm 42 now and still great, barely any degenerating.

      You'll wish you had done it sooner.

  90. derek Guest

    Ben should look into why his website has malicious links, caught 3 times today and yesterday by Lookout.

  91. derek Guest

    I disagree with one statement in the article.....

    "I put the word “surgery” in quotes since it seems like this is about as minor as any sort of procedure can get."

    This is totally false.

    Ben will likely sacrifice his close up vision, like smartphone and grocery store labels, in the year 2030. For many, a worthy sacrifice but not for some. Those who love Senator Chuck Schumer's look won't mind.

    1. mangoMan Guest

      True about the close-up vision loss as you get older. I have friends who had Lasik and now have to wear reading glasses to see anything up close. "I traded one problem for another" one of my friends always says. I have pretty bad vision but contacts worked for me so I never did Lasik, but now my close-up vision is good. That said, I think if you're doing Lasik at a young age (20s or 30s) the trade-off is likely worth it.

    2. Unlimited Aid has consequences Guest

      HaHa! Chuck Schumer Joke! you could have said Benjamin Nut n yahoooo too, But Ben is Better than All of them!

    3. RichM Diamond

      Also worth mentioning that some level of deterioration in close vision will very likely occur in your 40s and 50s regardless of whether you get Lasik surgery or not.

  92. MFK Guest

    Best decision I ever made. Sight was decent after the short nap (and various drops) they recommended post-surgery. It was virtually normal the next day. I was good to go two days after, with some slight halo effects when driving at night. Best of luck to you!

  93. cameron Guest

    I had SMILE in 2020. Post op was definitely rougher than I impacted (I had a tiny complication in one eye that cleared up in a day or two), but really mild in the grand scheme of things. Dry eyes was initially annoying, but steadily improved through the following year or two. Vision also improved for months. All in all it was money well spent and I only wish I did it sooner.

  94. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

    I remember driving my parents to get LASIK like 20-25 years ago when I was a teenager.

    The Doctor prescribed them both Valium to make them calm and not be blinking so much.

    It was a most memorable drive while they were both high as a kite. LOL!

  95. Rebecca Guest

    I had LASIK in 2005 in my early 20s and WHEW it changed my life. I had very bad vision and hated wearing contacts. The procedure was less than 30 minutes, my vision was blurry the rest of the day and there was some very slight soreness that was gone in 24 hours.

    I work in front of the computer most of the day, and agree that waiting a week to resume would be...

    I had LASIK in 2005 in my early 20s and WHEW it changed my life. I had very bad vision and hated wearing contacts. The procedure was less than 30 minutes, my vision was blurry the rest of the day and there was some very slight soreness that was gone in 24 hours.

    I work in front of the computer most of the day, and agree that waiting a week to resume would be helpful. I wore very dark glasses all the time that first week and dimmed the brightness of the monitor, but looking back I just should have taken PTO. It was a little uncomfortable. I was fully functional in a week. The rest of the year I had some dry eye that was made a little worse if I was under an airplane seat fan, but nothing major.

    My dr mentioned that I'd likely need a "tune up" as I experienced age related vision changes. I am in my early 40s and just started wearing glasses again (more out of being spoiled with 20/20 sight for so long than necessity).

    Wishing you a smooth procedure and an easy recovery!

  96. Jack Guest

    Just make sure that you don’t have any notable development of Dry Eye. LASIK is known to dry eyes out and for those with underlying dry eye can “trigger” an inflammation threshold .

  97. Ranel Guest

    I had lasik in 2020 and my opinion is mixed. Distance sight is wonderful as others have said. Close-up, like for phone, computer, reading is awful. Must have readers. And simple things, like plucking eyebrows, can't be done w/o glasses. I miss being able to grab my phone and check stuff, holding phone close to my eyes of course. Readers are my life now. I often regret the surgery.

  98. Lydia Guest

    Can you tell us more about your medical insurance options as a self-employed blogger? How much percentage do you need to pay out-of-pocket for this procedure?

    1. UncleRonnie Member

      Starlux are picking up the bill on this one :)

  99. WEM Guest

    I had lasik on my birthday, January 14,2021. I had terrible vision, wearing coke bottle lenses. I remember sitting up after the surgery and reading the clock on the wall. I believe the surgery was on a Friday and I was watching hockey on tv Saturday night. The first few months after the surgery I wore cheater glasses to read and see the computer screen. That cleared up after about three months. 23 years later still good. Good luck

  100. JC Guest

    I had PRK in 2020, which achieves the same result as LASIK, but has a MUCH longer recovery. It was the best purchase I ever made. My corneas were too thin for LASIK, so PRK was my only option.

    As mentioned, LASIK has a much faster recovery time than the PRK surgery I got. So you should recover several weeks (or even months) faster than me.

    The initial side effects of the PRK were...

    I had PRK in 2020, which achieves the same result as LASIK, but has a MUCH longer recovery. It was the best purchase I ever made. My corneas were too thin for LASIK, so PRK was my only option.

    As mentioned, LASIK has a much faster recovery time than the PRK surgery I got. So you should recover several weeks (or even months) faster than me.

    The initial side effects of the PRK were not great (I high sensitivity to light, had double vision few weeks, and due to fluctuating eyesight, my vision was worse 3 weeks after surgery than before).

    I was able to return to work after a week with the computer monitor on lowest brightness.

    That said, in the end, I now have 20/15 vision in both eyes (better than 20/20), and the only side effect I experience now is slight dry eye, so I occasionally use eyedrops now, which I never used before. All other side effects, many of which are specific to PRK and not LASIK, went away completely.

    In short, my vision was incredibly bad before surgery, and now it's perfect.

  101. Buzz Guest

    I had lasik the first time when I was 38. 15 years or so later, my near sightedness returned and I had a redo in my early 50s. I’m 59 now and still have perfect distance vision but need some cheap readers to see anything close.

    It’s quick and painless. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it years ago.

  102. Greg Guest

    i had lasik 20 years ago. Wow, time flies!!

    My vision was so poor that I had trouble reading a bedroom alarm clock. Contacts or glasses 100% of the time. As soon as I sat up from the table, I immediately saw better. Your vision will be cloudy as there is going to be some kind of liquid pumped in there. It will seem as if you're eyes are open when in a swimming...

    i had lasik 20 years ago. Wow, time flies!!

    My vision was so poor that I had trouble reading a bedroom alarm clock. Contacts or glasses 100% of the time. As soon as I sat up from the table, I immediately saw better. Your vision will be cloudy as there is going to be some kind of liquid pumped in there. It will seem as if you're eyes are open when in a swimming pool. There will also be a bit of a zapping sound and what could smell like burning hair. that was a little weird for me. (again, this was 20 year ago.)

    How did it work for me? I made it 20 years! Am now 43 and am starting to wear glasses more often with a light prescription (-.75). Definitely need glasses for night driving and airport sign board. I have been told that my experience was above average. As you get older, your near vision will go and you'll start to need reading glasses. So enjoy a few decades of, hopefully, pure vision freedom like I was fortunate enough to have!

    1. Shaun Guest

      I had PRK about 13 years ago. I chose PRK over LASIK because the final outcome has fewer biomechanical problems than LASIK and the procedure can be repeated with greater success if you need an augment later in life (somewhat dependent on your personal physiology).

      The newest version of LASIK (ReLEX SMILE) is apparently comparable to PRK in biomechanical outcomes, but they still do corrections of that procedure with PRK.

      The only real drawback to...

      I had PRK about 13 years ago. I chose PRK over LASIK because the final outcome has fewer biomechanical problems than LASIK and the procedure can be repeated with greater success if you need an augment later in life (somewhat dependent on your personal physiology).

      The newest version of LASIK (ReLEX SMILE) is apparently comparable to PRK in biomechanical outcomes, but they still do corrections of that procedure with PRK.

      The only real drawback to PRK is the longer recovery and slightly greater risks of infection during the recovery. LASIK patients can usually return to full function after 24-48 hours, whereas PRK typically takes about a week.

      Frankly, I'm very glad I had PRK instead of LASIK. I was 20/15 until a year or two ago and am still 20/20 (though after getting used to 20/15, 20/20 doesn't feel that great). An augment won't be a problem if I want one later. The benefits are well worth a few extra days of recovery.

      My wife went from legally blind without corrective lenses to 20/20. Her corneas are thin and she probably wouldn't be able to get an augment if she had gone with LASIK.

      My brother had LASIK and has some very annoying light issues (halos at night, weird blindingly bright refraction from certain wavelengths) which I can only assume are twisted to the flap.

      Overall, I'm very happy with my defusing to do PRK. If making the choice today, I might consider SMILE, but I think I'd still probably go with PRK.

  103. Megan Guest

    Same as everyone else... best money I ever spent. I think I was given an Ativan and that is it in terms of meds so I felt fine immediately after. I was told to stay in the dark as much as possible after surgery and get a good night sleep. I woke up fine and was able to resume normal activities, driving the next day. I probably don't spend as many hours as you do at the computer but I don't recall that being an issue.

  104. Ryan Guest

    I had my LASIK done back in 2019 after having worn glasses and contacts for 20 something years, and it’s the best purchase I made for myself. I went back to work the next day after being completely knocked out after the procedure on a good dose of Xanax prescribed. I work in the ER and am always looking at the computer screen. I had to use the artificial teardrops frequently at least for the...

    I had my LASIK done back in 2019 after having worn glasses and contacts for 20 something years, and it’s the best purchase I made for myself. I went back to work the next day after being completely knocked out after the procedure on a good dose of Xanax prescribed. I work in the ER and am always looking at the computer screen. I had to use the artificial teardrops frequently at least for the first month, but they weren’t a nuisance as I carried it in my pocket everywhere I went. You will love it!

  105. Paper Boarding Pass Guest

    Had it done when I was 45 yrs old since my eyes would no longer tolerate contacts. Took me 5 yrs to finally let go of my 1/8 thick glasses after surgery. Felt like I was letting go of my safety blanket.
    I'm 65 now, and it was the best money I've ever spent. Back then, it was about $1000 an eye. I see it advertised at $300 an eye today.
    Just make...

    Had it done when I was 45 yrs old since my eyes would no longer tolerate contacts. Took me 5 yrs to finally let go of my 1/8 thick glasses after surgery. Felt like I was letting go of my safety blanket.
    I'm 65 now, and it was the best money I've ever spent. Back then, it was about $1000 an eye. I see it advertised at $300 an eye today.
    Just make sure you're comfortable with the ophthalmologist. Pick someone who is WELL ESTABLISHED in your town. No fly by night or franchisee (Eyes are Us) type bs. Your vision is worth millions more than a cut rate deal.

  106. Kendall Guest

    I had LASIK in 2021. Your eyes will burn for the rest of the day after surgery, but they should provide you with numbing drops to use at home (instant relief)

    It's a very quick recovery, you should feel absolutely fine to work the following day

  107. Pedro Guest

    Just had Lasik three weeks ago, went out for dinner that day and was seeing normally the day after. Eyes were a bit dryer for a week or so, but was fully recovered after that. Definitely recommend, it was super fast, painless and recovery was very quick as well

  108. ScottS Member

    I had PRK back in 2007 while I was in the Navy. Similar to LASIK, but they don't slice and fold back the cornea layer, they just grind it with an electric brush and it heals over time. I'm just now getting to the point where I'm thinking I might need glasses when driving at night as the "halo effect" from the lights is getting to be a bit much. Still good vision 20/20 vision overall, just at night is when I notice it more now.

  109. Gugs815 Guest

    Best money ever spent. Life changing procedure. After wearing contact lenses and glasses for almost 15 years it was wild waking up the next day after surgery have crisp, clear vision. No more having to pack extra contacts and solution either!!

  110. Jay Guest

    It may be too late, but look into SMILE. I had that done instead of LASIK and the recovery was significantly faster- since the incision for SMILE (4-6mm) is a fraction of the size of LASIK (20mm).

    My recovery back to going about my normal day to day was roughly 24 hours, and I was allowed to swim within 72 hours.

    I will say my vision continued to improve over 9 months post-SMILE,...

    It may be too late, but look into SMILE. I had that done instead of LASIK and the recovery was significantly faster- since the incision for SMILE (4-6mm) is a fraction of the size of LASIK (20mm).

    My recovery back to going about my normal day to day was roughly 24 hours, and I was allowed to swim within 72 hours.

    I will say my vision continued to improve over 9 months post-SMILE, but you’ll have to take some time for your brain to get used to your new vision in either procedure.

    Some Meta analysis studies do suggest that you’re vision is less likely to deteriorate after SMILE (measured 6, 12, 24, and 60 months post-procedure) and than it ends up taking less material away from your eye.

    That being said, SMILE has a more stringent set of requirements it be eligible for it. Folks with severe astigmatism are disqualified, for one.

    1. Max Guest

      +1000 for ReLEx SMILE. Much better procedure than the outdated LASIK.

  111. Lars Guest

    Did mine a couple years back. Some of the best money I ever spent. My only regret was not doing it sooner. I hope and expect that you have a similar experience.

  112. JAR Guest

    The travel angle here: pay attention to how inflight air impacts you post-op, especially when you're under an air nozzle. I used artificial tears post-op, because my eyes felt dry often, especially when near "moving air" like sleeping under a ceiling fan, or when flying. My eyes adjusted over time, it took around a year for that dry feeling to go away entirely (though the vision improvement was day one, and amazing). My lasik was...

    The travel angle here: pay attention to how inflight air impacts you post-op, especially when you're under an air nozzle. I used artificial tears post-op, because my eyes felt dry often, especially when near "moving air" like sleeping under a ceiling fan, or when flying. My eyes adjusted over time, it took around a year for that dry feeling to go away entirely (though the vision improvement was day one, and amazing). My lasik was around 15 years ago and it was one of the best personal care decisions I've ever made.

  113. Daniel B. Guest

    @Lucky: yes, yes, but the important thing is: which credit card are you going to use for payment :-))). Citi's Double cash, and pay off the balance before the statement closes to get 2 TY points/$ spent?

  114. Jimmy’s Travel Report Diamond

    Did mine in 2004, one of the single best things I ever did for myself. In particular enjoy my long vision while traveling and driving at night.

  115. Susan Guest

    I had it about 13 years ago. Make sure to wear computer glasses when you work and to limit the eye strain, look away from the screen every half hour or so. My vision is slowly getting worse again(it doesn’t last forever) but overall it was one of the best decisions that I’ve made!

  116. Pierre Guest

    Had LASIK in 2016 in Canada (60% cheaper than in the USA). Surgery took all of 15-20 minutes, and was painless. I went back to my hotel, napped for a couple hours, and was at a hockey game that evening. Drove home the next day problem-free. You'll wish you had done it sooner.

  117. Danny Guest

    I had LASIK over ten years ago. Overall I am satisfied with my eye surgery. You will need to rest your eyes for 24 hours after surgery. For the next 7 days, you should limit the amount of time staring at a computer screen. A well rested pair of eyes will help in the healing process. A possible side effect is having to use eye drops several times a day to alleviate dry eyes later on. Good luck!

  118. RetiredATLATC Diamond

    I had it done around 2010, in the morning. Went to a Braves game that evening and was amazed at the clarity and colors.

    Around 2018 I had to start using cheaters for reading as I was a little older when I had it done, but it was a great decision.

  119. Michael Guest

    Best thing I ever did and best money I ever spent - just like your other commenters have mentioned. Life changing. I did mine about 10 years ago and my sister just did it a year ago. She called it a miracle. One note, as I started to need readers and my RX changed, it's been difficult to fit contact lenses (I hate wearing glasses) because of the change of the curve of the cornea...

    Best thing I ever did and best money I ever spent - just like your other commenters have mentioned. Life changing. I did mine about 10 years ago and my sister just did it a year ago. She called it a miracle. One note, as I started to need readers and my RX changed, it's been difficult to fit contact lenses (I hate wearing glasses) because of the change of the curve of the cornea - LASIK makes it flatter than contacts are manufactured. Through 4-5 appointments with my eye doc I've found something that works well, though.

    In terms of recovery, you'll needs lots of eye drops, especially on dry airplanes. I woke up the day after surgery being able to see things I don't remember ever being able to see before LASIK.

  120. Thomas Guest

    I had LASIK 10 years ago, and as Josh says, do it in the afternoon if possible. I could tell out of the corner of my eyes that my vision was crystal clear. Went to sleep and woke up with that amazement of going from blind as a bat to perfect vision truly overnight. Do research on the operator, because you do not want the alternative of PRK surgery.

  121. Kyle0727 New Member

    I had LASIK in 2019 when I was around 35, and it has been an absolutely wonderful decision.

    As you said, day of you should just write off, you won't be doing anything.

    The next day I was back at work (and I'm a programmer). I had to wear sunglasses indoors the entire day, but other than that I was pretty functional.

    I had to use eyedrops for the next several months for generic dry...

    I had LASIK in 2019 when I was around 35, and it has been an absolutely wonderful decision.

    As you said, day of you should just write off, you won't be doing anything.

    The next day I was back at work (and I'm a programmer). I had to wear sunglasses indoors the entire day, but other than that I was pretty functional.

    I had to use eyedrops for the next several months for generic dry eyes, which is a pretty normal side effect of the surgery. But I also had it done pretty cheaply, and I know they have more advanced techniques or plugs they can insert to make that better, but I didn't get it done.

    Other than that, perhaps headlights at night were a little bothersome for a month or two, but nothing unsafe, and like I said before, I consider it to be one of the best things I've ever done for myself.

    Good luck!

  122. D. LaPoint Guest

    My husband got LASIK 20 years ago and went from 20:800 to 20:15 and he still has great eyesight now that hes in his mid 40s. Like any treatment different people heal differently. This treatment seems to be a pretty quick recovery. My husband was seeing better than ever the day after and daytine vision was great. It took slightly longer for night time vision to not be too sensitive but not much time at...

    My husband got LASIK 20 years ago and went from 20:800 to 20:15 and he still has great eyesight now that hes in his mid 40s. Like any treatment different people heal differently. This treatment seems to be a pretty quick recovery. My husband was seeing better than ever the day after and daytine vision was great. It took slightly longer for night time vision to not be too sensitive but not much time at all.

    You will be so happy that you did this! A real life improvement.

  123. emag Guest

    I got LASIK around 10 years ago, and it was the best decision I've ever made. So nice to just be able to see as soon as you wake up in the morning - no contacts, finding glasses, dirty/smudged glasses, etc. So wonderful!

    I think my recovery was slower than most, and I still think I was operating at 90% of my normal by the next day, and vision slowly continued to improve over the...

    I got LASIK around 10 years ago, and it was the best decision I've ever made. So nice to just be able to see as soon as you wake up in the morning - no contacts, finding glasses, dirty/smudged glasses, etc. So wonderful!

    I think my recovery was slower than most, and I still think I was operating at 90% of my normal by the next day, and vision slowly continued to improve over the next week. I wasn't working at the time, so can't comment on how difficult it might be to return to looking at the computer for long periods of time, but I suspect it won't be long.

    One thing I'll recommend though - if you don't already have a pair of good sunglasses, get some! My eyes were already light sensitive prior to surgery, and now I can barely stand being out in direct sun for more than a few minutes without my eyes watering. A good pair of sunglasses (Maui Jim's are my favorite) are worth their weight in gold!

  124. SeaRaptor Guest

    I had LASIK in January 2011, after wearing glasses for more than 20 years. Best money I ever spent. I had it on a Friday morning and was back at work the following Monday. They will give you eye drops and a schedule to use them; do so. Your eyes will burn a bit off and on for the first week - hence the eye drops - but after that you will feel like you...

    I had LASIK in January 2011, after wearing glasses for more than 20 years. Best money I ever spent. I had it on a Friday morning and was back at work the following Monday. They will give you eye drops and a schedule to use them; do so. Your eyes will burn a bit off and on for the first week - hence the eye drops - but after that you will feel like you don't need them as much. Continue to use them per your doc's instructions. You likely won't need to spend a ton of time away from a monitor while healing, but certainly for the first day or so you probably will.

  125. Josh Guest

    Hi Ben,
    I perform LASIK and do it in the afternoon. Patients are sore that afternoon, go home and rest and then tend to have a great sleep. They wake up the next morning with good vision and are generally able to do most normal activities from then on. Hope that helps.

  126. UncleRonnie Member

    Oh my goodness! How do you make eye-contact with the cabin crew when you need a refill of Krug, if you can't see their faces clearly?? *horror*

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DC Guest

I've worn contacts/ glasses forever (since early teenagerhood). Thought about getting it done as an adult, once I had the disposable income. Then I realized all the ophthalmologists I know wear glasses and won't do the surgery..... Plus I'm a wimp on procedures. Do I still wear contacts. Wife did it, though and was very happy with her results

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Al Guest

I have not had Lasik but as a pharmacist, I've encountered lots of people who have had Lasik and regretted it due to the dry eyes that never went away. They were just miserable and constantly putting in eye drops and for them it's torture day in and day out. For sure the success rate is high but if you're one of the few unlucky ones.....

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Michael Guest

Don’t do it, why do you always see ophthalmologists and eye doctors always wearing glasses? They know better. See recent nytimes article about horrific stories

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